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Don’t let cold mornings get the better of your vehicle. This article has some great information about the damage warming up your car can do each morning and how you can prevent it. If you find yourself hitting the snooze button more and more as the weather starts to get colder and colder, you aren’t alone. As the temperatures start to get lower, people all around are finding it hard to find the motivation to get out of bed in the morning. And while a shot of coffee likely does the trick and gets your body back on-track, putting coffee in your car’s gas tank to help it with cold starts doesn’t have the same effect.

Help Your Car Get Going in the Morning

If you still follow the rule of letting your car warm up for a few minutes each morning before you drive, not only does Synthetics Northwest have some information to share on how you can help your car start better in the morning but also how warming up your car could be causing damage.

What's Inside Your Engine?

The best way to understand cold starts is a basic explanation of how your car’s engine works. If you were to view your engine as a cross-section, you would see any number of metal parts, tightly packed into their housing. Each part is custom designed for shape and size to perform its single role under high pressure and high temperatures. As you can likely imagine, forcing metal parts to interact with each other under these conditions isn’t going to result in anything good. In fact, if left to operate without any protection, these parts will soon cause serious and expensive damage. If you have ever been charged to repair 'engine damage', then operating your engine without sufficient lubrication is a likely culprit.

But I Drive My Car Every Day. How?

Engine oil. Plain and simple. While you may have taken its purpose for granted, simply topping it up each time or paying your mechanic to replace it entirely, your engine oil is responsible for protecting these parts. It does this by making its way into the small nooks and crannies in your engine along with coating each of your parts with a very thin, yet very durable layer of protection. With this in place, your car’s engine can not only operate smoothly, but it is also protected from causing damage to itself throughout its normal operation. Click here to buy AMSOIL Signature Series 0W-20 Synthetic Motor Oil to give your engine a breath of warm air as the cold weather set in. Speak with Synthetics Northwest today by calling (503) 371-7184 and find out how a synthetic oil change in Salem, OR can boost the performance of your engine.

So Why Am I Warming up My Car in the Morning?

A good question! When you leave your car overnight, the cold temperatures can cause conventional oil and low-quality oil to become thick and begin to group together, retracting from its once comprehensive level of coverage, including the intricate spaces between each part where damage can occur. As you turn your key in the morning and let your car warm up, you are letting the oil warm up so that it can reach a consistency which allows it to provide a comprehensive level of protection. Once this temperature is reached then the fluid can again provide a thorough layer of protection.

Wait a Minute! Did I Just Read That My Car Is Exposed to Damage Before the Oil Warms Up?

You did. Unfortunately, lower quality oils aren’t able to provide protection until your car warms up, leaving crucial engine parts vulnerable to preventable damage. This means that all of the time you believe you have been taking care of your car by warming it up before you drive it could actually have been causing it serious damage.

Give Away Warming up Your Car With a Synthetic Oil Change in Salem, OR

When it comes to getting your car ready for you to drive in the morning, the best place to start is with a synthetic oil change and doing away with the habit of warming up your car. Or, should we say, warming up your car’s oil. Speak with an expert at Synthetics Northwest by calling (888) 283-3580 (Toll-Free) and find out which high-quality AMSOIL engine lubricant is best suited to your vehicle. If you prefer, the online store has, even more, information about the range of products available and what they can be used for.

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